Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Well guys we finally released the second colorway of our Harriet toy! Contact DKE TOYS for wholesale inquiries! Here's the press release...

Harriet - The Bearded Lady (Purple Edition)

8 inch tall vinyl in beautiful window display box. Limited to 200 pieces.

Fresh off the heels of their award winning Buzz Carney figure, Carnival Cartoons brings you "Harriet Carney" the Bearded Lady. Harriet marks the second release in the Carney's line of vinyl characters. This time around we bring you the "Purple Edition". This is the second colorway produced of the popular figure. The Carneys are popping up everywhere these days. Be sure to watch Miami Ink where you can see the Buzz Carney the Tattooed Strongman figure adorning the workspace of Chris Nunez. The previously released "Red Edition" Harriet has only been out since October & is already winning awards. Harriet was just awarded as one of the best sculpts of '07 by "Plastic & Plush." Get yours today!

"Harriet is a lovely lady who just happens to have heaps more hair on her chin than most men have under their hats! This wonderfully whiskered queen of the midway is certainly a looker, and in her time has definitely turned a few heads! Harriet loves being the matriarch of the Carney family, and lives for performing with them. For 20 years she has been a main stage attraction at Barker's sideshow! Naturally she's used to being gawked at and heckled by the crowds. But Harriet takes it all in stride... because that's life as a carnival geek! People always mock what they don't understand! But in Harriet's mind, just because she has a decent 5 o'clock shadow by 10:30AM... doesn't mean she's any less of a lady. In fact, she feels that it gives her an exotic quality, not to mention another avenue for self expression. On the boardwalk, Harriet is famed for her lustrous locks. Her secret for achieving such a vainglorious sheen? ... A complicated concoction comprised of horse shampoo, brewers yeast, and macadamia nut oil. For her teen-aged daughter's sake, let's just hope the hair gene skips a generation!"

Sunday, February 24, 2008

1 DOWN...
Well, just finished my 1st piece for an upcoming show in June. It's a ways off still, but I figured I'd give you guys a sneak peek. I'm excited for this one, I'll post more info as the show draws near.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Just sent these off today. Here's a look at the finished 2 pieces.
"Graveyard Shift" and "Aye-Aye of the Tiger"

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Here are some digital color mock-ups of some upcoming paintings. Will try & post some progress pics soon.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Some new stuff I'm working on for Vinyl Abuse's "Limited Edition" show
The piece with the tiger is titled "Aye Aye of the Tiger"

Taken from VA's site...

Limited Edition is a UK based Exhibition organized to raise money in aid of the endanged species around the globe!

The idea started on the forums, where a few members decided to start an exhibition for chairty, and soon tons of artists from all different backgrounds were on board and things began to roll!

Limited edition is not just about raising money though, money can only go so far. It's also about raising awareness of not only how endanged some of these creatures are, but also how important they are to the world's ecostructure. We hope that by bringing these issues to people's attention we can help prevent any more of these amazing creatures from becoming extinct and endangered.